• Short Summary

    A road is planned to help cattle herders and an Underwater convention at Heron Island.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "News From Australia".

    A road is planned to help cattle herders.

    GV Pan, cattle being driven in the outback. SV Some of the cattle. GV Arid land with dead trees. CU The skull of a cow. SV The skeleton of a cow. GV Lots of bones and skulls of cattle. SV Two men who apparently helped to form FIDO (Federal Inland Development Organisation) discussing their plans. CU The two men. GV Aircraft on tarmac. These belong to the men of FIDO who make aerial surveys from them. SV Aircraft moving off. GV Aircraft taking off. AV of river running through barren country. (2 shots). GV Small outback town. GV The Post Office. AS Signposts to such places as "Rockhapton 827 miles" and "Adelaide 1,000 miles". SV Pan up the dirt track roads which the signposts direct people to. GV in the town. (2 shots). GV a new bridge across the river. (2 shots). AV Barren country. (2 shots). GV Cattle being driven.

    Underwater convention at Heron Island.

    SV Pan, men and girls rushing into the sea wearing snorkel breathing apparatus. SV Girl swimming under water. SV Shoal of fish. SV Girl swimming between rocks and coral. SV Fish. SV Man swims over to a rock and takes something from it, which looks as if it is fossilised. SV Girl having her photo taken by underwater photographer. CU The photographer and camera. SV Swimmer with harpoon gun he fires it and spears quite a big fish, as he pulls the line in the fish is fighting. SV Swimmer holding very large hook. SV The swimmer comes up from behind rock with very large fish on the hook. SV The swimmer with the fish.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:27:00 / 01:11:51:00

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